Notorious No*to"ri*ous, a. [L. notorius pointing out, making known, fr. noscere, notum, to known: cf. F. notoire. See {Know}.] Generally known and talked of by the public; universally believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; -- usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice. [1913 Webster]

Your goodness, Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; celebrated; noted; famous; renowned. [1913 Webster] -- {No*to"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {No*to"ri*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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